Who’s on your team?

As the school year is wrapping up, I’d like to go over the people that will be essential in your arrival to Whitman. These times are uncertain and many of us may feel nervous about the upcoming semester. Especially first-generation college students, who is your support system as you begin your journey as a first-year? […]

Department Liaisons

Coming to Whitman, you may want more than the technical description of a major. For example, you may want to hear the student’s perspective of a major. Maybe, how did other students know that their major was “the one”? Well, thankfully there is a cohort of students just for that! Department Liaisons are students nominated […]

Cross Country Team photo

Support for Athletes

As I finish four years of athletics at Whitman on the cross country and distance track teams, I’ve been reflecting on the support I have received throughout my academic and athletic career at Whitman.  For starters, being part of a sports team is like being part of a big family. With the countless hours spent […]

“If I ask for academic help, does it mean I don’t belong?”

Asking for help can be scary and uncomfortable, but it is also necessary and an important part of being a student at Whitman College.  As a senior student, I have navigated through the process of asking for help and seeking academic support options at Whitman, but I remember the discomfort I felt as a first-year […]

Preparing to Study Abroad

The process of preparing to go abroad starts during sophomore year when students at Whitman typically start exploring their options for study abroad programs. Almost all Whitman students go abroad during their junior year. Whitman approves a wide variety of programs to send students abroad to. In order to study off-campus, you must have your […]

Penrose Library

Penrose Library is probably one of the best places on campus as it is the epitome of don’t judge a book by its cover. Although it may appear as just a library at face value, Penrose is much more. Aside from the vast collection of textbooks, novels, and  other pieces of literature to aid in […]

Life as a Student Tutor

You know that saying that goes, “you don’t know how well you know something until you try to teach it to someone else”? Well, after taking a tutoring job here at Whitman, I can confidently say that I have been made aware of the things that I know, but also—and more importantly—the things I do […]